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Table 5 Frequency of joints which are the main focus of papers on Ligamentous laxity

From: The differential diagnosis of children with joint hypermobility: a review of the literature

Joint Number of papers Frequency %
Temporomandibular joint 30 1.1
Spine 302 12
Shoulder 861 34.3
Elbow 225 9
Wrist 229 9
Hip 229 9
Knee 287 11.4
Patellofemoral joint 19 0.7
Ankle 325 13
Total Single Joint 1534 99.5%
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome 1666  
Joint Hypermobility 330  
Total 3330  
  1. The totals do not add up to 3330 as 200 papers discussed both instability of a single joint and either Ehlers-Danlos syndrome or Joint hypermobility syndrome.